Atlanta Staycation Idea: DoubleTree by Hilton Perimeter/Dunwoody

Thank you to the DoubleTree by Hilton for providing a complimentary stay to share a review of the Perimeter/Dunwoody, Georgia location.
Our school year started without any major hiccups until we experienced Tropical Storm Irma. Thankfully. we were able to squeeze in a relaxing Atlanta staycation a nearby hotel before the weather put a damper on our back to school routine. I’ll walk you though everything we experienced during our visit and make recommendations in case you decide to enjoy it too.

Minutes Away…

After our short ride north on I-285 Saturday afternoon, we arrived at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Perimeter/Dunwoody. Unlike Downtown Atlanta hotels, the Perimeter location offers free on-site parking.

The lobby has plenty of seating for your family to hang out while you wait for your room assignment and key card. Antoine & A.J. walked around the lobby and looked local artwork which you’ll find throughout the first floor lobby.

Play at the Pool

Through September and often early October, Georgia weather is still warm enough to swim outdoors.

One of the first places A.J. wanted to visit was the DoubleTree’s pool. There were plenty of lounge chairs and room to spread out for other families. This was his very first time in the pool without his flotation jacket, which was worth celebrating. We brought along his “sponge balls” so the guys could play catch.  Here’s a slow motion look at their fun from the Mommy Talk Show Instagram profile.


Southern Grove Restaurant

Just past the DoubleTree’s lobby, we had dinner on-site at the Southern Grove Restaurant. I wasn’t sure how much A.J. could eat on the menu due to his food allergies, but he selected what he wanted.

What I ordered: Smoked Tomato Bisque + Fish & Puppies (with greens and hush puppies)

What Antoine Sr. ordered: Shisito Peppers & Charcuterie plate (with no beef)

What A.J. ordered: Empire City Burger with veggies (instead of fries because seafood is cooked in the same fryer)

If you pay attention to the Mommy Talk Show fan page, you’ll see I post some of the delicious foods my husband makes on the weekends. So when the Southern Grove’s Executive Chef Ken Kuiken stopped by our table to chat it turned into an hour-long conversation. I started to wonder if the kitchen would send out a search team for the chef because my husband was asking him so many questions.

Since then we’ve talked about back to the Southern Grove for a date night dinner. Everything we ate was perfectly seasoned. I’ve never tasted catfish served at a restaurant that was so exquisite. See the Southern Grove’s Dinner Menu for yourself and you won’t be disappointed.

Movie Night Before Bed

After dinner, we settled back in the room and relaxed to watch TV. I called down to the front desk to ask for the freshly popped popcorn we could eat as we flipped channels and checked out the cable guide.


Minutes to Perimeter Mall

Sunday morning we woke up, had our leftovers as breakfast, checked out of the hotel, then drove a few miles to Perimeter Mall. I had a gift card to Soma Intimates, as well as a gift card and birthday bonus from Sephora Beauty I was excited to use. While I shopped, The Antoines stopped by the Microsoft Store to play X-Box.


We saw several families and business people at the DoubleTree during our stay. I walked by the gym and business center, even though they were services we never used. I’d recommend the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter for out-of-town visitors, another Atlanta staycation for Fall Break or a long weekend like a Teacher Work Day.

Thanks to this staycation, we had a relaxing family weekend together where we didn’t have to cook or clean. Every member of our family got to do something they liked to do – without feeling left out.

For booking and more information, visit the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Hotel Website.

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. My husband and I LOVE the Doubletree. We love to make it a hub for a nice couples weekend whenever we can.

  2. That sounds like a great home base for any Atlanta trip. I love how close it is to everything.

  3. Sounds like a great place to have a staycation! I would love to check out the DoubleTree by Hilton! Looks lovely, and relaxing!

  4. This looks like a fun staycation idea in Atlanta. I love how fancy yet comfy Doubletree by Hilton looks. What a fun way to spend some quality time with family.

  5. Atlanta is such a gorgeous place to visit. We really need to make another trip up there.

  6. This sounds like a great time for the whole family. I’m glad AJ was able to get some tasty food despite his allergies.

  7. We stayed at a hotel not too far from this Doubletree by Hilton. I have driven by this a million times. It looks so nice!

  8. It sounds like you had an amazing time there! It’s really awesome to be able to just have fun with the family and enjoy what the hotel has to offer! I’ve always loved staycations.

  9. I wouldn’t mind staying here for the weekend! I’ve been needed some R&R and this is definitely a great place for that! Thanks for sharing your experience! I’m glad you had fun!

  10. We have been talking about visiting Atlanta at some point. When we do, we’d love to stay at the Doubletree by Hilton. It looks like they have great amenities.

  11. Wow! This looks like such a great place to stay! That charcutierie tray looks incredible! I love that there is shopping nearby too. We will have to keep this in mind the next time we are in the are.

  12. All my kids care about is the hotel pool! It looks like a great destination for a staycation or even a getaway!

  13. That looks like an awesome place for a staycation! I haven’t been to Atlanta in ages. If ever we get a chance to visit again, I’d choose to stay at the Double Tree by Hilton.

  14. I’ve actually stayed here a few times before. Its in a great prime area of the metro Atlanta and in the center of everything!

  15. Atlanta is a great vacation destination. There are so many things to do and places to visit. If I would ever get to travel there before the year ends, I would choose the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton. That would be fantastic!

  16. Such a fun place to go for a staycation! Loving it! Hilton always has the best hotels – I always opt to stay in one of their chains if possible! Great pictures, hope you had fun!

  17. Sounds like you had a great time! Will def love ok into staying at a doubletree during our next getaway!